European Travel

Checking Out The Storied Tower Of London

Checking Out The Storied Tower Of London

Dating back to its initial construction in 1078, the Tower Of London has always been the subject of public fascination.  Its walls hold a varied and unusual history.  The tower has been everything from a royal palace, prison, treasure vault, observatory, and even a private […]

Museum Hopping In London

Museum Hopping In London

  London is a cultural powerhouse and no where is that more evident than in its museums.  Some of the best museums in the world reside here and cover a wide variety of categories including art, artifacts, science, history, and more.  The best part if […]

Visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral in London

Visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral in London

The House’s of Parliament and Big Ben maybe more recognizable, but St. Paul’s Cathedral is the figurative and literal heart of London.  Sitting atop the highest point in the area known as the City, St. Paul’s iconic dome looms over the River Thames.  The church […]

Conquering Barcelona: Travel Planning Guide

Conquering Barcelona: Travel Planning Guide

 Some cities have amazing architecture.  Other’s are cultural powerhouses.  Still other places primary draw is their beachside location with great year around weather.  Barcelona is one of only a handful of cities that can claim all of those and much more.  This makes it one […]

Barcelona Guide To Booking Attraction Reservations

Barcelona Guide To Booking Attraction Reservations

It’s no secret that Barcelona is one of the best tourist destinations in the world.  Even during non peak times, getting into popular attractions can take hours.  Luckily you don’t have to spend valuable time waiting in line.  Many places offer online reservations that allow […]

Exploring Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

Exploring Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

All of the headlines in Barcelona may go to La Sagrada Familia, other Guadi architecture, La Rambla, and beaches, but no visit to Barcelona is complete without a trip to Barcelona’s oldest part of town.  It’s characteristic lanes are packed with wonderful architecture and plenty […]

Exploring Montjuïc: Barcelona’s Hilltop Perch

Exploring Montjuïc: Barcelona’s Hilltop Perch

One of the joys of visiting a vibrant city is viewing it from above.  Looking down on the energy gives a certain appreciation that can’t be appreciated at eye level.  Barcelona has a view places to see the city from above including tremendous views from […]

Getting The Most Out Of A Visit To La Sagrada Família

Getting The Most Out Of A Visit To La Sagrada Família

The most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona is still under construction and isn’t expected to be completed for nearly a decade.  Designed by the world renowned Antonio Gaudí La Sagrada Família is a towering basilica that has become the symbol of the dynamic city of […]

Djurgården Is Stockholm’s Cultural Playground

Djurgården Is Stockholm’s Cultural Playground

Stockholm makes almost any list on most livable cities in the world.  The capital of Sweden combines great natural beauty, culture, architecture, and an easy going lifestyle to make a wonderful place to live or visit.  All of those aspects are on full display in […]

The Quirky Side Of Vienna: Hundertwasserhaus

The Quirky Side Of Vienna: Hundertwasserhaus

Vienna has one of the best collections of royal palaces including the Hapsburg, Belvedere, and Schonnobraun. After your getting your fill of opulent palaces and grand church’s, you can head out to Hundertwasserhaus for a colorful change of pace. The Hundertwasserhaus is a quirky apartment […]